From innocent first responders to targets of violence: Attacks on paramedics

“I don’t know what to say. Around 01:00 this morning another ambulance was hijacked and the crew is missing again … We responded … there was no sign of the crew, no idea where they went.”

Police members on gangs’ payrolls

When D/W/O Sivan Naidoo of the Hawks testified in the Verulam Magistrates’ Court in April 2024, he stated that Anthony Gounden, the alleged leader of the “Tatu” gang, who was facing charges for the attempted murder of an off-duty metro police officer on 9 March 2024, had significant influence over members at Verulam Police Station.

Prison Break

The dramatic escape of Thabo Bester, dubbed the “Facebook rapist,” from prison reminded us of the American television series “Prison Break”. Yet, his escape has brought attention to the flaws and corruption within the Department of Correctional Services (DCS).

Tow-truck turf wars

When Thavendhren “Joe” Naicker, owner of Gypsy Towlines, returned to his home in Sunford Drive in Phoenix, Durban on the evening of Sunday, 26 October 2019, he anticipated spending time with his three young children after he had recently become a widower.

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